Employee Event Tonight - Clive's and Vista 18 Closed for dinner Service

CLOSURE ALERT – Vista 18 & Clive’s will be closed for dinner service tonight (Jan 11th).

WEATHER WARNING – Please also be prepared for snow tonight – check our local weather for details: BC Weather Warning

An authentic + local + elevated

dining experience in the heart of downtown Victoria.

Vista18 Restaurant + Lounge takes dining with a view to the next level. As Victoria’s only rooftop restaurant located on the 18th floor of the hotel, guests are treated to a regional dining experience where they can sample the best that the area has to offer while taking in the view of the bustling inner harbour, the Juan de Fuca Strait, and the Olympic Mountains.

Our menu features fresh, seasonal cuisine prepared by our talented culinary team. Complement any experience with wine from our extensive list featuring many offerings from the Vancouver Island and B.C. wine regions, as well as curations of esteemed old and new world wines, Vista 18 is a dining experience not to be missed.

Our Chef

Chef de Cuisine, Mike Dunlop

Victoria has no shortage of farm-to-table cuisine, it’s kind of a theme around here, but Chef de Cuisine, Mike Dunlop, has been “sourcing locally since before it was cool.”

A fourth generation Esquimalt local, and having scoured every corner of land and sea across BC in pursuit of its finest bounty, Mike is attuned to what’s available locally throughout the seasons and is committed to serving up Vancouver Island’s absolute best and most fresh. His 25 years of experience at the hotel gives him a cultivated perspective of what global and local guests will rave about.

His style is approachable but elevated plates with a twist of the unexpected.


Food and Beverage Manager, Alex Mayrhofer

Food & Beverage Manager, Alex Mayrhofer, has been immersed in the hospitality industry “since the day [he] was brought onto this planet”, having global exposure within 5 star hotels throughout his life. Elevated standards are in his DNA.

His youthful energy and affable demeanor allow him to keep on top of the demands of the hotel’s bustling in-house dining and catering programs while also offering a fresh approach to market trends and his management style.

With a knack for curating an impressive wine program to pair cohesively with Chef’s menus, he’s a firm believer in the old adage: “What grows together goes together”!


A complete renovation in 2020, Vista 18 Restaurant + Lounge celebrates 20 years of service with a warm + inviting new look, and fresh new seasonal menus.

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